Christine Mensch (firstname.lastname@example.org)
please also contact: email@example.com
Les villes représentent des hybrides socio-écologiques, des « secondes natures » transformées par des technologies et le métabolisme urbain. Ce cours introduit aux processus biophysiques ainsi qu’aux technologies d’approvisionnement en ressources dans le contexte des villes du Sud. L’accent est mis sur les dimensions politico-économiques, sur les processus, structures et acteurs qui influencent la reproduction des inégalités et des vulnérabilités de différents groupes sociaux par rapport à leur accès à des biens et maux environnementaux. Cette problématique est discutée à travers différentes ressources naturelles en ville (les terrains, les espaces verts, l’eau, l’assainissement, etc.) et différentes « externalités » environnementales (déchets solides ménagers et pollution de l’air). Elle est abordée dans la perspective théorique de la « urban political ecology » qui regarde la ville comme une « seconde nature » créée par les rapports dialectiques entre la société et l’environnement biophysique. Comme fil rouge servent les résultats d’un projet FNS sur la gouvernance environnementale des petites et moyennes villes en Inde autour des parcs, des étangs et de la gestion des déchets.
René Véron (firstname.lastname@example.org)
To register for the course (as an external student), please contact Marie-Christelle Pierlot email@example.com or +41216923513
This course/seminar focuses on theoretical and empirical debates related to reciprocal effects between environmental management practices and lives and livelihoods of "marginal" populations (from rural areas, from developing countries or among minorities). It will draw on classical and current research in sustainable livelihoods, in "political ecology", in development studies and other related disciplines.
Christian Kull (firstname.lastname@example.org
To register for the course (as an external student), please contact Marie-Christelle Pierlot
Ce séminaire approfondit les théories et approches du développement introduites dans le cours du même titre offerte en automne précédent à travers des questionnements et débats et cas actuels. Les thématiques abordées peuvent inclure des sujets divers comme la mondialisation, la pauvreté, des enjeux des grands projets agricoles ou minières, la micro-finance, la technologie, la gouvernance, les droits humains, l'aide au développement, etc. Ces thématiques sont principalement développées et débattu par les participants du séminaire.
Christian Kull (email@example.com)
This course is an introduction to R, a free open-source software environment for statistical computing. The software is very popular but hard to use at first. R is characterized by an enormous flexibility that enables the user to perform sophisticated statistical procedures or simulations but is less intuitive compared to other statistical software. The course will use mainly data and analysis techniques related to epidemiology and biomedical science.
Writing articles for peer-reviewed journals is a must for researchers, as this is the prime means of communicating exciting new results to the scientific community; moreover, an academic career is often evaluated on the basis of the number of peer-reviewed articles one has been able to publish in journals (if possible journals with high impact factors). It is therefore worth learning the rules of writing such articles at an early stage. This webinar is designed to introduce researchers to the rules and context of writing scientific articles and to provide researchers with opportunities to advance and improve their own writing. Four modules will lead participants through the essential rules, tools, and context of scientific writing, and provide time for questions and answers. Students will also have an opportunity to practice their skills in individual exercises, work on their scientific texts, and act as peers in group assignments. In addition, individual coaching sessions will be offered in April-June 2022. Topics will include understanding who one's audience is, choosing an appropriate journal, working on key messages, structuring an article (IMRAD), doing the different parts of an article efficiently, writing concisely and precisely, using paragraph structure and other language tricks, how to refer to relevant literature, doing tables and figures, and submitting an article and suggesting reviewers.
Eligibility requirements: Max. 10 participants. Full members of the IGS North-South will be given priority. But international associate members are also encouraged to participate in this course.
Completion of assignments is compulsory to pass the course. Students may miss no more than one webinar. Please consider that participating students need approx. 1 day for preparatory work between the sessions.
It is important that you have good internet access during the sessions. A headset is recommended to participate in the webinars.
Participants have structured knowledge of, and the necessary skills for, planning scientific articles and writing them effectively; in particular, they know how to:
Sarah-Lan Mathez firstname.lastname@example.org
Please register by
e-Mail (email@example.com) by Monday 14 February 2022 at the latest. If you do not have a Swiss
Campus Account, please inform us by 7 February 2022 so that we can apply for a
temporary University account for you.
We invite an internationally renowned scholar for a public talk, a one-day workshop and for individual talks with PhD students.
Norman Backhaus (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please register through Norman Backhaus (email@example.com)). Please include also a brief description of your research topic and affiliation.
In today's world, we face many complex societal challenges. Research projects addressing these challenges often involve actors and stakeholders from different fields and disciplines bringing together their own perspectives or knowledge on a topic. Accordingly, collaborative transdisciplinary approaches are crucial for the success of a project.
On this course, you'll explore how to meet the challenges of conducting effective transdisciplinary research. You'll gain insights into a variety of case studies from different fields as you learn from the experiences of peers and experts. As the course is open for participants all over the world (not only IGS students), you will have the chance to exchange and learn with many other students, researchers, and practitioners.
The MOOC is divided into 6 weeks. Each week is dedicated to particular learning themes. These contain various activities (videos, articles, discussions, quiz) that you should complete within the week through self- study and exchange with other learners. You are free to choose the day and time where you go through the learning material. In addition, you will write an essay to apply the learnings to your PhD project.
By the end of the course, you'll be able to...
Cornelia Hett (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Register at email@example.com until 22 February 2021.
Submission of Essay: latest 17 May 2022 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Description: This seminar extends the lecture “Introduction to One Health” and responds to the demand of students to provide deeper insight and practical work on “One Health” Methods. It is provided by a veterinary epidemiologist and a mathematician. The audience are advanced students and PhD candidates in the fields of epidemiology, biology, veterinary and human medicine. The Seminar is composed of lectures, self-study, discussions and practical seminar work on:
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